2020 was the year which forced many of us to take a good look at our own home. Many of us spent 2021 redoing our spaces, crafting the home that the ‘new normal’ demanded. We entered 2022, with a looming third wave of the global pandemic, and it is safe to say that this year too the home will remain the nucleus of our social and professional life. Therefore multi-functional or hybrid spaces are the need of the hour and the decor trends are a response to this need for versatility. Here are 7 home décor trends that will help you create a space that caters to the strategic requirements of a post-COVID world.
The biophilic trend focuses on nature-inspired aesthetics which establish a connection with the outdoors. Natural light and ventilation play a key role here, so larger windows with plenty of glass to bring in the views are key. Incorporate earthy colours, add plants, botanical-inspired wallpaper or prints and try to use natural materials like marble, natural stone, wood, cotton and linen.
Patterned Floor and Wall Tiles
The use of patterned floor and wall tiles is a quick way to create a bold look. These are easily available in materials like ceramic, porcelain and encaustic cement tiles. Tiles can be introduced in the kitchen and bathroom flooring and walls, as a backsplash, in the balcony or for an accent wall.
Another popular design trend to look out for is the use of mix-and-match upholstery for the sofas, chairs, pouffes and carpet to enhance the overall aesthetics of the living room. One can mix-and-match with colour blocking, combine graphic-patterned fabrics with solid colours, mix leather with fabric or introduce textured contrast.
Consider antimicrobial finishes like germ-free tiles, cork flooring, antibacterial laminates and antibacterial countertops.